(3) Surveys will be conducted every three years except for those
installations with the mission of nuclear, chemical, or conventional arms and
ammunition storage. These installations will be surveyed every 18 months.
(4) Critically sensitive, highly sensitive, sensitive, and nonsensitive ADP
activities or facilities will be surveyed every 24 months.
Methods of Inspection.
There are two types of inspection methods:
a. Announced inspection.
Commanders are informed of
Therefore, they have a chance to upgrade their areas' security.
b. Unannounced inspection.
Commanders are not informed of the inspection.
This gives the inspector a picture of the day-to-day operation of the area, which
could identify weaknesses in the security of a building.
Performing an inspection requires careful planning.
what aids are available and how they may aid your inspection. Some aids include:
FMs 3-19.30 and 19-10, ARs 190-11, 190-13, and 190-51.
change, so you must be alert to changes affecting physical security.
prevention inspection reports, crime surveys, safety or fire reports, and floor
plans or blueprints should not be overlooked.
Inspection Entrance Interview.
Entrance interviews are required prior to
conducting the actual inspection with the CO or his agent.
The interview is the
first of three phases of the inspection process.
Team members are introduced;
mission and procedures are explained.
Assistance is requested, the need for
cooperation by the inspection team and the commander is stressed.
There are two
advantages to this approach: it establishes a working relationship, and it
downplays negative impressions that usually accompany inspection teams.
purpose is to assist the commander by identifying physical security weaknesses and
by recommending corrective action.
The inspection is the second phase of the three-phase
a. All data pertaining to the activity must be reviewed. Data includes both
current and historical physical security.
Attention should be given to the
(1) Security directives, plans, and SOPs.
(2) Previous inspection reports.
(3) Valid work orders for correction of deficiencies.
(4) Waivers and exceptions.
(5) Reply by endorsements (RBIs) from previous inspections.